Opening Hours

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Animal Viewing Hours:  10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

Media Releases

All media releases (page 1)

Don't Moose Out! Calendar Launch Tuesday!

If you like animals and blokes, do we have a surprise for you! Mooseheads Pub and Nightclub are back with their security guard calendar, and this year - it’s all about the rescue animals! The famous Canberra nightspot has chosen RSPCA ACT to be their charity beneficiaries on the sale of their annual calendar. At only $25 each, you’ll be gifted with a fantastic calendar that’s bound to be adorable and full of eye-candy (of the human and fur variety)! The calendar will be launched at Mooseheads on Tuesday 11 th December at 12 pm, so cancel your lunch plans and pop by and say hello to the human

RSPCA ACT ‘Christmas Open Day’ & Summer Tips

Join us for RSPCA ACT’s Christmas Open Day this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at our Weston Shelter and boy, is it going to be hot! The weather will be in the 30’s for the next few days so please make sure your pet is prepared for the heat! Christmas Open Day We’re opening our doors and hoping the community will enjoy a day with their dogs! · Adoption Price Lucky Dip: When adopting an adult animal, you can make a gold coin donation to participate in a lucky dip to get a percentage off your adoption price or selected toy from our retail store! Discounts range from 5% - 50% for some lucky

RSPCA ACT seeking owners of kitten with ruptured eye

RSPCA ACT is seeking the owner of a young kitten that was brought into the RSPCA ACT Shelter after being found by good Samaritans at a Fyshwick service station. The kitten will need surgery to remove the eye and scar tissue that was likely caused by either a serious injury, infection or ulcer. As a result, the eye has died. The RSPCA ACT veterinary staff have affectionately referred to her as Turtle until we discover her true identity and has been impressed with her tenacious spirit. Turtle is a little trooper and hasn’t let the situation stop her demanding and enjoying head scratches, cuddles

Annual General Meeting 2018

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Final Notice of RSPCA ACT 2018 Annual General Meeting RSPCA ACT Inc. will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at the RSPCA ACT Shelter. Proposed business to be transacted at the meeting will include: • Confirming the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting; • Receiving and considering the Annual Report for 2017/18. What: RSPCA ACT Annual General Meeting 2018 Where: RSPCA ACT Shelter – 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611 When: Tuesday 27th November 2018 Time: 6pm

International Cat Day

They're furry, independent, full of sass and vibrate like no one's business. We love cats and what better time to celebrate our furry overlords than with 'International Cat Day'? Wednesday 8th August is ‘International Cat Day’, a cat-tastic time to reflect and celebrate the bond between cat and human, but also, to advocate for their care and protection. They bring so much to our lives and ask for so little in return – just non-stop scratches (but not too many, don’t be clingy), delicious food from a full bowl (not half-full, don’t disrespect them like that), world domination and your full and

You’re Invited to RSPCA ACT’s Cupcake Day Launch this Saturday at South.Point!

Over a THOUSAND cupcakes will all be available to sugar lovers this Saturday at South.Point in Tuggeranong from 11 am – 2 pm to launch RSPCA’s Cupcake Day! Cupcake Day is one of RSPCA ACT’s biggest (and definitely the most delicious) fundraisers of the year with Canberran’s whisking, stirring and baking their way to improving the lives of the ACT’s most vulnerable animals. Officially taking place on the 20 th August, people are encouraged to host an event any time during August or September. To get involved hosts can register online at www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au . South.Point Marketing Manager

RSPCA ACT welcomes new CEO Michelle Robertson

RSPCA ACT is excited to announce the appointment of the new RSPCA ACT Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Robertson, effective 13th August 2018. RSPCA ACT Board President, Jeffrey Butler, was delighted to welcome Michelle to the RSPCA ACT family. “Michelle’s proven track record of leadership makes her the ideal person to lead the terrific team at the RSPCA ACT into the future. With the recent additions to the Board and the appointment of a new CEO, the team is well positioned to continue to ensure best outcomes for animals in the ACT.” Michelle anticipates a ‘steep learning curve’ especially

RSPCA ACT announces four new appointed Board Members including Katy Gallagher

RSPCA ACT is proud to announce the appointment for four new Board Members to fill vacancies on the RSPCA ACT Board. The Board is comprised of a group of talented Canberra professionals with experience in governance, law, technology, construction and finance who are committed to supporting the RSPCA ACT to continue to deliver on its mission to prevent cruelty to animals in the Territory. The new appointees include Katy Gallagher, Chris Collins, Viki Press and Michelle Bennet. They will join the current elected Board members: President Jeffrey Butler, Vice President Sara Goldsworthy and Board